2018 issue is now online.
cover story assesses the impact that the US Supreme
Court’s SAS Institute v Iancu decision has
had– and will have – on the Patent Trial and
Appeal Board. The article discusses how institution rates will
change, how strategy at the Board should evolve, and how
district courts and the Federal Circuit will react.
The issue includes Managing IP publishing an
in-depth report, in association with Gowling WLG, which
discusses the fundamental challenges the automotive industry is
facing arising from autonomous driving and connected car
Also featured in the issue is:
analysis of the European Commission’s
controversial proposal to introduce an export manufacturing
waiver for supplementary protection certificates, which could
cause more problems than it solves.
An assessment of what the UK Supreme Court’s
Cartier v BT ruling that brand owners must pay the costs of
ISPs blocking sites that sell counterfeit goods means for
look at how artificial intelligence will impact patent
prosecution and litigation.
Interviews with five leading Asia in-house counsel on how
they deal with issues in China including trade mark
enforcement, blockchain, AI, software patents and trade secret
An article by Julia Anne Matheson and Cathy Liu of Hogan
Lovells examining a case considering whether a court decision
can have preclusive effect on a TTAB proceeding after the
Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware.
two-part look at US patent marking by Binal Patel and Kirk
Sigmon of Banner & Witcoff, revealing
five common traps and
four effective strategies.
An overview of the Guangdong High People’s
Court guidance for trial of standard essential patent disputes
by Ben Ni of King & Wood Mallesons.
In addition, in
a sponsored article, Katrin Lindberg and
Anette Romare of Valea examine why throughout history women
have never been recognised as inventors and why, even today,
they own fewer patents than men.
The issue also
features our international briefings, bringing updates from
around the globe (also listed below), as well as our
Utynam column of IP curiosities and
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The Mid-Year issue’s international
Africa: Kenyan authorities propose changes to the ACA and
Australia: Court decides on cases concerning (i) a claim term
mistake and (ii) utility
Austria: Supreme Court examines patent case concerning
Canada: Two different approaches to patent applications
China patent: SPC issues draft provisions on patent examination
China trade marks: Sound trade marks in China
Europe: Court awards compensation to Acteon for nullity
France: Analysing the rules around bad faith in trade mark
Germany: AG provides an advisory opinion on Article 3(a) of the
India: Delhi High Court rules that single colour cannot be
Japan: IP High Court affirms validity of crestor patent
Mexico: Examining the droit moral of integrity
The Netherlands: Levi’s wins trade mark claim
The Philippines: IPOPHL proposes amendments to mediation
Russia: Catalogue not considered publicly available material in
Singapore: IPOS clarifies route for correcting mistakes in
South Korea: Korea strengthens protection against unfair
Taiwan: Grand justices issue interpretation concerning doctrine
Thailand: Use of the same mark for alcoholic and non-alcoholic
Turkey: Registration no longer constitutes legitimate use
defence in Turkey
UK: High Court examines case involving two questions referred
US: Federal court refuses to suspend TTAB proceedings
Vietnam: Is a VIPRI opinion the secret to enforcement